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Elementary Arts Education

At the elementary level, students at McKinley, Coolidge, Wilson, and Washington Elementary Schools receive weekly music lessons beginning in kindergarten taught by 2 full time music itinerant teachers. K-4 students have general music, and 5th graders can choose between band, orchestra, or choir. 
Roosevelt Elementary is the site of the Music Immersion Experience Program, an award winning music program where every student at the school receives music instruction on a daily basis. Please visit for more information. 
Our amazing San Gabriel Education Foundation provides assemblies, workshops, professional development, and much more for our students, exposing them to all disciplines of the arts throughout the year. 
SGUSD teachers are currently participating in TEAL (Technology Enhanced Arts Learning) training with the goal of implementing arts integrated teaching throughout the district in the disciplines of visual art, music, dance, media arts, and theater. 
Last year, the school board approved the Visual and Performing Arts Strategic plan, which will ensure that all students in San Gabriel Unified have access to high quality arts education that is aligned with the California State Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.  We will be unfolding this vision over the next 5 years. Stay tuned!